Child protection and domestic violence interface 2.19
We will work to actively ensure that our interventions for children living with domestic and family violence occur earlier, reducing the need for statutory responses. The Office for Women, specialist women’s and community services and the Department for Child Protection are currently discussing how best to achieve holistic service provision and early intervention. The Early Intervention Research Directorate, the Office for Women, the Department for Child Protection and the Department for Education will work in partnership to develop integrated models of support for vulnerable families to address overlapping child protection and domestic and family violence concerns. A new family safety program model will be trialled via a “Try, Test, Learn” initiative in the Limestone Coast region.
What have we achieved
This work is part of ongoing reform work with domestic violence services and also remains a focus of the Early Intervention Research Directorate.
What is next
Whyalla has been chosen as a trial site for a new Integrated Service System for multi-agency responses. As COVID-19 restrictions ease, the process will accelerate and be based on the principle of local co-ordination.
What difference will we make
We will improve the community response to domestic, family and sexual violence and lift awareness in communities.